A look back at the past’s look into the future…

November 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

2009_from_1909One of the many pleasures of the Rare Newspaper collecting hobby is often quoted within our material:
“History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was first reported”. In fact, this look back is the impetus for the name of this blog, “History’s Newsstand”.  However, occasionally these excursions can also provide us with a glimpse of just how far we’ve come in comparison to the expectations of those who lived in the past.  It is such a look into the future, from exactly 100 years prior to today’s posting, that is available to us through an old newspaper section we found within our archives pulled from the Cleveland Leader, November 14, 1909.  Please enjoy this look back at the past’s look into the future:  The Cleveland Leader, 11/14/1909.  The link will take you to a brief description of the article in question, with images of the entire article.  Did we surpass their expectations? We’d love to know your thoughts.